Samantha Green Joins WNET as Controller

Posted: August 6, 2012

Samantha Green Joins WNET as Controller

Green will be responsible for the public media organization’s accounting and

financial planning

August 6, 2012 – New York, NY – WNET, parent company of New York’s public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV announced the appointment of Samantha Green to the position of Controller.

As Controller, Green will be responsible for all of WNET’s financial planning and day-to-day accounting operations, including general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and grants administration. She will also make financial reports to the Board and the board committees responsible for Finance, Audit and Investments.  She will report to Caroline Croen, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer.  Green succeeds Frank Pesce, who will continue to report to Croen in an advisory capacity.

“With over 20 years of experience in public accounting, controllerships, business process and financial operations, Samantha brings a strong track record in designing and implementing operational solutions for complex organizational requirements,” said Caroline Croen. “As THIRTEEN’s 50th anniversary kicks off in September, we’re delighted to have Samantha as a key member of our team. She will help us to continue building a strong financial future so that our insightful on-air and online programming endures.”

Green has a proven track record in managing financial operations.  Most recently, she was the Associate Controller for New York University in Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), where she set up financial operations for the campus.  Prior to her time in Abu Dhabi, Green was New York University’s Director of Business Operations, and was responsible, in part, for financial compliance.  Previously, Samantha was also controller at the Charles H. Revson Foundation.

Green has been a licensed CPA since 1984.  She holds a B.A. from Lyndon State College in Business Administration, Accounting.



About WNET
In 2012, WNET is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THIRTEEN, New York’s flagship public media provider. As the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah!  and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJ Today and the new online newsmagazine MetroFocus.